The King’s Speech Holds Strong at Box Office

Posted on January 25, 2011


By: Aarti Jitender

There was no change at the summit of the box office chart this week, with The King’s Speech, continuing to hold the number one position. This was just additional good news for the movie which received 12 Oscar nominations. Even though the movie did see a 4% fall in its revenues this week; it led the race with nearly a £1.5m gap between it and its closest contender, Black Swan.

The new entrant, Black Swan, also made a commendable play at the box office, with an impressive £2.76m in its first week and is expected to put up a strong fight against The King’s Speech at the Oscars.

The Green Hornet slipped a spot to number three with its revenues falling nearly 38% to £1.34m. The comedy starring Vince Vaughn, The Dilemma, also faired relatively decently and took the forth spot with £1.10m in revenues in its first week.

Rounding out the top five was 20th Century Fox’s Gulliver’s Travels which made £992,382 from 483 cinemas in its forth week.

Newcomer, Morning Glory, which is a comedy starring some well-known names like Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton had a relatively dismal performance with just £524,000 in revenues.

While Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows Part 1 stayed on, with just £346,787, at number 9; Peter Mullan’s NEDS squeezed into the top 10 list with about £283,210 in revenues from 72 cinemas in its first week.

UK Top 10 (up to 23 January)

1. The King’s Speech, £4.23m
2. Black Swan, £2.76m
3. The Green Hornet, £1.19m
4. The Dilemma, £1.10m
5. Gulliver’s Travels, £992k
6. 127 Hours, £805k
7. Meet The Parents: Little Fockers, £685k
8. Morning Glory, £524k
9. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1, £347k
10. NEDS, £283k

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